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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Bumble Bee Lighthouse!


St John's Point Lighthouse, County Down, situated near Downpatrick. I made the trek out last week and was glad I did: this is such a picturesque spot.

The original lighthouse was built in 1844 but was painted white. Black bands were added in 1902 and the present Daymark of yellow and black bands were painted in 1954.
It is now the tallest onshore Irish lighthouse standing at 40 metres tall.

Even better, the two lighthouse keepers' cottages are now available for holiday accommodation!



I was really taken with the fog horns! They seem quite comical to me. Though as John commented, it wouldn't be fun if they sounded all night when you were staying in the cottages!


The sky was gorgeous and there were lots of con-trails. Thankful that not all days are dreary and the sky is blue here!


Linking with Thankful Thursday HERE

Good Fences HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Thank YOU for coming by!

35 comments:

  1. Those foghorns wouldn't be so comical if they were sounding all night and you'd rented the holiday cottages! I know, I once had B+B in a lighthouse-keeper's cottage and the horns sounded all night.

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  2. ...what a lovely spot, the colors are very different then what I would see here.

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  3. The cottage would be a nice place to stay but now when the horn is sounding all night! That is a very nice bumble bee lighthouse!

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  4. Hello, I love lighthouses. It is cute to see this one with the bumblebee colors. Great series of photos. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead.

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  5. Beautiful lighthouse - I´d like to see the inside!

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  6. I love the bumble bee colors. :) It would be cool to stay in the cottages....when the fog horn was being silent of course.

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  7. what a nice area, i like those horns also

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  8. Hi Christine.

    Appears nicely against the blue sky.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  9. What a pretty place to spent a holiday weekend. However, I do agree, if those fog horns were sounding all night that might not be so pleasant. I love the lighthouse.

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  10. Beautiful lighthouse.It would be cool to stay in one of those houses.

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  11. What a lovely atmospheric post of a special place. I love the horns too

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  12. Love it! Bumble Bea Lighthouse! I have read an IG, from a Bumble Bea Cottage in the UK. Should send this link to her. :-)

    I'd love to hear the fog horns, on a dark and stormy night!!!!! Well, for a while that is. Then be able to go to lodgings, a ways away. :-)

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  13. As much as I love to read stories about lighthouses, I have never visited one. Thank you for these great photos. Have a blessed day.

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  14. I love the colour! Nice shots, Christine.

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  15. I've never seen a lighthouse in those colors, but I love it. Thank you for linking up today!

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  16. Such a charming lighthouse! Lovely photos.

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  17. There’s nothing like exploring a lighthouse and vicinity. The views are generally fabulous, too.

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  18. I love lighthouses! This one is gorgeous and thanks for the information about it. I would just love to stay there for a week or so :)

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  19. How cute is that lighthouse - kept to the colours of a bumble bee.
    The cottage is cute also.

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  20. such an unusual but pretty lighthouse - i've never seen anything like that. gorgeous blue skies!!

    i think it would be so fun to stay in the cottage!!

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  21. Beautiful lighthouse. Great captured.

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  22. Nice shot! The lighthouse looks like "Biene Maja"!

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  23. great post Chritine. I have not been there for a number of years and it is ogod to now you can now rent the cottages. Have a lovely weekend

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  24. Staying in a lighthouse cottage sounds wonderful to me! I love that bumble bee paint job!!

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  25. NICE lighthouse and what a great name for it!!

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  26. A lighthouse with keepers' cottages for rent? And in Ireland? Life doesn't get much better than that, does it?
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  28. Great shots of a very interesting area. Glad the cottages can be rented!

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  29. I like this. The black and yellow stripes are so different and fun.

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